OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule
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On June 23, 2018, OSHA silica regulations for industrial facilities went into effect. OSHA cut in half the minimum standard for permissible exposure limits (PELs). At IVI, we are experts in designing, building and installing silica dust collection systems for a variety of industries, including:
- Glass fabrication
- Pottery and ceramics
- Concrete products
- Cut stone and stone products
- Shingle manufacturing
- Sand plants
The amount of respirable crystalline silica now allowed in manufacturing is very small—50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour day. We fully understand the new OSHA silica dust regulations and will match a silica standard solution for your specific industry.
Next steps in meeting the OSHA silica dust standard
If you cut or handle products that contain crystalline silica and have not yet begun the process of determining the level of silica dust in your facility, we first recommend hiring an industrial hygienist to make this determination. If your facility is not in compliance, your employees will need to wear respirators, and you possibly may need to change your housekeeping practices if you currently use dry sweeping. See our OSHA silica dust standard infographic for more details.
Updating your silica dust collection system
Once we identify dust collection performance issues, we will offer a turnkey silica standard solution that involves engineering, designing, fabricating and installing a dust collection system that will bring you compliance with OSHA dust regulations. We’ll work with you to choose the best option, whether it be a standardized Ecollector Baghouse Dust Collector or a custom system.
If you need to update your silica dust collection system or have questions on how to comply with OSHA crystalline silica regulations, complete the form on this page or call us at (920) 757-6001. We design and build silica standard solutions throughout the United States.